stereotypic movement disorder


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stereotypic movement disorder

 
a mental disorder characterized by repetitive nonfunctional motor behavior, such as hand waving, rocking, head-banging, or self-biting, which often appears to be driven and can result in serious self-inflicted injuries.

stereotypic movement disorder

Neurology A disorder characterized by repetitive, seemingly driven and non-functional motor behavior lasting 4+ wks; movements ↑ with stress, frustration, boredom; ↑ boys Etiology Unknown.

stereotypic movement disorder

Motor behavior, persisting for at least 4 weeks, that is repetitive, often seemingly driven and nonfunctional to the extent that it interferes with normal activities or results in self-inflicted bodily injury sufficient to require medical treatment. The disorder cannot be accounted for by a compulsion, a tic, or hair pulling and is not due to the effects of a substance or a general medical condition.
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